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The General's Son (장군의 아들)

장군의 아들 (Jang-goon-eui A-deul)

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Drama

108min | Release date in South Korea :

Kim Doo-han lost his mom at the age of eight and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongro with the kisaeng house Woomigwan at the center. He is soon recognized for his incredible strength and ability. He finds out through Shin Ma-jeok, the head of a student gang, that he is the son of General Kim Jwa-jin who fought against the Japanese army. Meanwhile, the Yakuzas expand their sphere of influence and try to take over the Jongro streets but Doo-han protects the Korean vendors of Jongro and wins their respect. When the head of Woomigwan, Kim Gi-hwan is arrested, Doo-han becomes the leader of the Jongro gang.


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    2012/02/18, Source,
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    2012/02/15, Source,
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    2011/12/29, Source,
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    2011/12/12, Source,
    Hoarding artist Paek Chun-tae's 40-year career painting cinema billboards came to an early end in the 2000s, but his work is now featured in an exhibition that will run through the end of this month.  Like many other hoarding artists, he lost his job in the 2000s as many old-style movie theaters for whom he worked were driven out by multiplex cinemas. Hand-painted cinema billboards, likewise, were replaced by large, computer-printed posters,...More
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 Kim Yong-ok (김용옥)
 Original work
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editing department
 Kim Ui-suk (김의석 )
 Directing department
 Lim Sang-soo (임상수)
 Directing department
108 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 1990/06/09

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